- Coalition of militants have vowed to attack expatriates, directors, oil facilities over environmental pollution in the Niger Delta region
- The coalition is made up of five militant groups- Bakassi Freedom Fighters, Niger Delta Volunteers, Niger Delta Peoples Fighters, Niger Delta Warriors and Niger Delta Watchdogs
- They called on other militant groups in the Niger Delta region to join in their campaign
In a bid to put a stop to the degradation of their environment, a coalition of Niger Delta militants threatened to start attacking expatriates, directors of oil companies, key staff, oil installations and offices.
Daily Post reports that the coalition reached this decision at the end of a meeting on Thursday, June 1, and released a statement to that effect.
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The statement read in part: “We want to sound this warning to all the multinational oil and gas companies, including servicing and marine/shipping companies operating in Niger Delta water territories that, henceforth, we have changed our mode/scope of operation.
“We will not attack oil pipelines again, but will rather go after expatriates, oil company directors/key staff, their platforms/barges, and their estates and offices across the region, even filling stations."
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The groups which make up this coalition are Bakassi Freedom Fighters, Niger Delta Volunteers, Niger Delta Peoples Fighters, Niger Delta Warriors and Niger Delta Watchdogs.
The coalition also called on other militant groups to join in their campaign and bring an end to environmental degradation in the Niger Delta region.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Mr. Usani Uguru who is the minister of Niger Delta affairs revealed that the federal government has uncovered massive fraud between 2009 and 2015 in some of the contracts executed.
The minister made this revelation on Wednesday, May 31 after the federal executive council meeting saying most of the contractors fled with monies paid them while some were only able to implement 12 per cent of the projects they were paid for.
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